Lana Smiley

Lana Smiley is a writer and journalist of cryptocurrency-related stories. She also performs fire show and writes fiction stories. Enjoys travelling, literature and music.

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Jul 03, 2020 at 10:25
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Vulnerability in Russian Blockchain Voting System Enables Forcing People to Vote
The Blockchain-based voting system announced in Russia has a vulnerability allowing for decrypting votes before the official end of voting. This feature questions the anonymity of voting, thus making it possible to manipulate people’s votes by forcing them.
Jul 01, 2020 at 12:50
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Crypto Nation Is Growing: Switzerland Improves Environment for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Dubbed Crypto Nation for its friendly stance for innovations including blockchain and cryptocurrency, Switzerland confirmed the name once more. A new legal package passed by the Swiss Federal Council is going to remove all existing legal barriers for startups.
Jun 30, 2020 at 12:31
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Healthcare Still Under Threat: Hackers Harvested $1 Million Ransom from Medical School
The University of California had to pay a $1 million ransom to regain access to the research performed at their Medical School. The incident has proven the healthcare industry is still vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Jun 29, 2020 at 13:09
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Devilish Cryptojacking Malware With a Biblical Name: Another “Good News” of 2020
A wave of cryptojacking attacks seems to get bigger as the world is trying to get out of lockdown. A new malware called “Lucifer” is capable of both engaging a device in mining and performing DDoS attacks.
Jun 28, 2020 at 13:02
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Pressure from Cryptocurrency Exchanges Weakens Darknet Dealers but Doesn’t Stop Them
Cryptocurrency exchanges actively apply KYC regulations to pressure darknet entrepreneurs. Despite the reduction of cryptocurrency transactions on the darknet, criminals are still active in their shadow industry.
Jun 28, 2020 at 09:02
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Crypto Newbie: 5 Reasons People Lack Trust in Bitcoin
Despite the interest in bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies has grown rapidly, there are still lots of people that are cautious about it. While faithful adepts of the crypto industry argue that cautiousness is caused by the lack of awareness, there might also be other reasons for the lack of trust.
Jun 27, 2020 at 10:56
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PayPal Is Looking to Take Advantage of Cryptocurrency to Stand out Among its Competitors, or Not?
Since June 22, the community has been excited by the news that PayPal is going to launch direct buy and sell of cryptocurrency. However, the payment giant is taking its time to provide any confirmations, making people hesitate if this is something more than rumours.
Jun 24, 2020 at 14:24
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Crypto Newbie: Why are There So Many Bitcoins?
Most newcomers to the cryptocurrency market are aware that bitcoin is not the only digital currency they can use. However, they are also sure there is only one Bitcoin. That is why they might get very confused to learn there are more than one of them.
Jun 22, 2020 at 12:45
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FinTech is Changing the World for the Unbanked Population
It is no secret that inclusion in the international financial system is tightly connected to people’s wellbeing. While the population of developing countries worldwide suffers poverty, fintech innovations including blockchain technology can help these people improve their life.
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